Easy crochet rug pattern

Keep your tootsies cosy with our easy crochet rug pattern. It's the make your giant crochet hooks and chunky yarns have been waiting for...

Crochet rug pattern

Looking for a cool crochet project that’s both practical and nice-looking? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to make this sustainable crochet rug for the home in just six steps. We’re giving you our easy crochet rug pattern for free so you can practice your crochet techniques and experiment with colour. It’s the make your giant crochet hooks and chunky yarns have been waiting for! This crochet rug pattern uses t-shirt yarn which is a great, sustainable version of your standard yarn. We show you how to make t-shirt yarn here on Gathered and it really is as easy as cutting up old T-shirts. Clear out the wardrobe or head to the charity shops to find your T-shirts and turn them into a piece of beautiful home decor.

If you’re a newbie to crochet don’t worry you can still make your own crochet rug. We have a complete guide to crochet for beginners to help you master all the basics. Once you’ve watched our beginner-friendly videos you’re ready to use our crochet rug pattern to make your own masterpiece. Now on with the tutorial! 

Crochet rug pattern cropped

You will need:

• 15mm crochet hook (US 19/P ) (head to our best crochet hooks round up to find the best hook for you)
• 85g (11 metres) petrol blue t-shirt yarn, cut into 5cm (2″) wide strips
• 145g (23 metres) cream t-shirt yarn
• 200g (38 metres) aqua t-shirt yarn
• 220g (37 metres) grey t-shirt yarn
• 355g (44 metres) orange t-shirt yarn

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Crochet rug pattern

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Total time:

Step 1

Crochet rug pattern step 1

Starting with petrol blue yarn, ch5, sl st into 1st ch to join. Ch2 (counts as 1st tr), tr9 into ring (10 sts).

Step 2

Crochet rug pattern step 2

Ch2, tr into base of ch, tr2 into each st in round (20 sts).

Step 3

Crochet rug pattern step 3

Switch to cream. Ch2, tr into base of ch, tr1 into next sp. *[tr2 into next sp, tr1 into next sp], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (30 sts). Ch2, tr into base of ch, tr1 into each of next 2 sps, *[tr 2 into next sp, tr1 into each of next 2 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (40 sts).

Step 4

Crochet rug pattern step 4

Switch to aqua. Ch2, tr into base of ch. Tr1 into each of next 3 sps, *[tr 2 into next sp, tr1 into each of next 3 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (50 sts). Ch2, tr into base of ch. Tr1 into each of next 4 sps, *[tr 2 into next sp, tr1 into each of next 4 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (60 sts).

Step 5

Crochet rug pattern step 5

Switch to orange. Ch2, tr into base of ch. Tr1 into each of next 5 sps, *[tr 2 into next sp, tr1 into each of next 5 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (70 sts). Ch2, tr into base of ch. Tr1 into each of next 6 sps, *[tr 2 into next sp, tr1 into each of next 6 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (80 sts)

Step 6

Crochet rug pattern step 6

Switch to grey for the border. Ch1, dc into base of ch, dc1 into each of next 7 sps, *[dc2 into next sp, dc1 into each of next 7 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join (90 sts). Ch1, dc into base of ch, dc1 into each of next 8 sps, *[dc2 into next sp, dc1 into each of next 8 sps], rep * 8 times, sl st to join, fasten off (100 sts).

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Finally, weave in ends with a crochet hook and lay your homemade rug at the front door next to your Wellingtons.
Happy making! Make sure you share your crochet rugs or even your own crochet rug patterns with us on Instagram using #molliemakers. For more crochet projects head to our free granny square patterns and our free amigurumi crochet patterns